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To everyone who joined us live or on Zoom during 2021 we, the SOUNDBITES organisers, wish you health and happiness for 2022.
 
CHANGES TO HOW YOU SIGN-UP FOR SOUNDBITES:
You, now only have to sign-up if you want an open mic slot or haven’t been to Soundbites on Zoom before (see link below). If you are not planning to read and have been to Soundbites on Zoom before, you don’t need to complete the form.
Previous visitors to the SOUNDBITES Zoom sessions, will receive the monthly Zoom link by email, which will be for audience participation only. Please make sure to save the link to join us on Zoom on the night. (If you want to read your work you will still need to use the sign-up form by using the link below.)
Join us for SOUNDBITES on Zoom – at 7pm on Monday 10 January 2022
Headline poet – Pratibha Castle
If you want an open mic slot click this link https://forms.gle/XbP4YFMhgWVHS2JC8 to complete the usual form.
If you have not visited Soundbites before and just want to join the audience, you will also need to click on the above link and complete the form, to receive the Zoom session link.
Signing up includes your agreement to use your email address to send you the Zoom link and to keep you informed of any Soundbites related information. We would not make any other use of it or pass it on to anyone else.
 
No recording would be published without the consent of the participants.
Everyone welcome.

Thanks and good wishes from the Soundbites Team
Cate, Barbara, Jackie, Myrna and Howard.

We present a published guest poet each month. This month we’re delighted to welcome PRATIBHA CASTLE.

Pratibha Castle’s award-winning debut pamphlet A Triptych of Birds and A Few Loose Feathers (Hedgehog Poetry Press) publishes 2022. Her work appears in Agenda, HU, Blue Nib, OHCLive Encounters Poetry & WritingOld Water Rat Publishing and Raceme and London Grip, amongst othersHighly commended, long-listed and given special mention in competitions including The Bridport Poetry Prize 2021, Welsh Poetry Competition, Gloucestershire Poetry Society Competition, Brian Dempsey Memorial Competition, Sentinel Literary Journal Competition, Storytown Poetry Competition. She is anthologised, and a regular reader for West Wilts Radio Poetry Place. She can be heard speaking about her life and inspiration and reading a selection of her work on Home Stage Meet the Poet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2_sEo0gMOY

Born in Dublin, Pratibha Castle now lives in West Sussex. Although she had a brief love affair with poetry – both the reading and the writing of it – on an English and Creative Writing Degree course at Chichester University in 2009, her focus at that time and later on a Creative Writing MA at Chichester University, was prose. In 2019, inspired by Mary Oliver’s passing, poetry took her over. It has yet to let her out of its grip, a situation she is well content with. Pratibha is currently looking for a publisher for a second pamphlet.

 

Find out more at  http://www.heartlines.uk 
 
There is no charge for taking part but, if you wish to, here is a link to the HEART Crowdfunder page where you can make a donation: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/support-heart-through-this-uncertain-time
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